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Press Release Samaritan Family Medicine - Geary Street Welcomes New Physician

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Family physician Monica DeMasi, MD, has joined Samaritan Family Medicine - Geary Street.

Dr. DeMasi provides primary care to patients of all ages, as well as overseeing resident physicians at Geary Street Resident Clinic. She has special interest in whole family care including pediatrics, prevention and wellness, as well as women’s health. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and welcomes patients who speak these languages. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree at Case Western Reserve University and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed residency training at Brown University and fellowships at Harvard Medical School on health care delivery and innovation and on medical education. At medical school, she was drawn to primary care, where she saw she could help patients to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations by providing good preventive care.

“What I want most is to prevent suffering and to help improve the health of not only my own patients, but also my community,” Dr. DeMasi said.

She has a holistic approach to health care, and tries to focus on lifestyle changes with her patients before prescribing medications or moving to more invasive treatments. 

Dr. DeMasi brings resident teaching experience from her work at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School.

“I love teaching and use a lot of the same techniques in teaching patients about their health and bodies that I use with students,” she said.

Away from the office, Dr. DeMasi enjoys being in nature, hiking, yoga and reading. She is married and has two children.

For more information, call 541-812-5570.

Samaritan Health Services continually recruits highly skilled, compassionate health care providers to help serve the growing need in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. For more information about Samaritan’s five hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty care clinics, visit samhealth.org.